MDF - Perfectly Flat
One of the benefit's of Scream paint is the option for durable screens in high traffic public areas, where damage may
occur. For screens in these high traffic areas one option is MDF for its strong composition. MDF is also perfect for a floating frameless screen to really impress.
If your screen is for home and you intend framing it, then Plasterboard is a lighter option. Just remember to use the central
flat panel and remove the contoured edges we show above. Indoors only people.
Cement board - outdoor screens
Live in a war zone or Kids a bit on the wild side, look at Cement Board. Ideal for outdoor cinema screens.
Cut Down to Size
Ok if you dont know how to do this then, maybe you need a friend to help.
Clean Away Dirt and Dust
Before painting check the surface for dirt and dust. If necessary wipe down MDF and cement board with
Methylated spirits. It evaporates fast and leaves no residue.
Weapon of choice - Gloss Roller
While Scream is formulated to lay flat, a gloss roller (the cheapest) is preferable to wool and will smooth things along nicely.
First Seal the surface
This is a must do. Naked boards will suck up paint all day long, unless they are sealed. Warning: Do Not
paint Scream directly onto naked boards. First seal the substrate with a good water based sealer binder. MDF and Plasterboard are heavy drinkers, and may
need two or three shots. Coat and leave the required time to dry, as stipulated by the manufacturer. Dont rush. Add additional coats untill the board is a solid white
with no patches - this is Important Try not to over load the roller. It should rotate freely rather than skid over the surface. Unhurried
vertical strokes will avoid 'splatter' and should be finished off with a single vertical roll in one direction from the top of the screen to the bottom - for every coat.
Mix your Screen Paint well
Start with a good shake and a stir. If it aint mixed right it wont work right. Using a new roller use the same technique as before. Imagine the surface divided
into stripes and work systematically left to right over the whole area. The aim is to apply the paint evenly and always work from a 'wet' edge.
The edges need to be blended in to avoid leaving a ridge of paint. Ideally try to roller at a cool part of the day, this will give you more time. On cool days
you will be able to roller the whole surface left to right before the paint begins to dry. On hotter days divide the screen in to narrower sections and complete
each section as above. On a sealed surface Scream will cover approximately 16m²/L
Hang her up, Job Done.
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